Phowd Blog

Tricks for Mastering Long Exposure Night PhotographyMastering long exposure night photography is a brass ring for amateur photographers. And why not? Who doesn’t want to capture the unbridled majesty of a spinning starfield at night or a glittering highway showing the beating heart of a city? The good news is that with the right tools, approach, and a little bit of effort,... Read more »
Tips to Take Better Photos On Your PhoneWe’re not all famed photographer Annie Liebovitz but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to take amazing photographs. Especially since the ability to take a great shot has gotten much easier with today’s smartphones. But that doesn’t mean that all it takes to get that perfect shot is to just point and click. There are... Read more »
Shooting a Portrait with Natural Light vs Artificial LightThe use of light in portrait photography Portrait photography is a bread and butter pursuit for most photographers. You could make a decent amount of money every month shooting nothing but portraits in natural light. But the thing with portrait photography is that you need to have your key lights to be constant. At least... Read more »
Camera Settings Presets for Shooting Different ScenesCamera settings presets are a combination of buttons and dials that can be used to recall a specific set of settings on your camera. These are basically memory recall buttons. Their purpose is to save time by instantly recall your favorite settings depending on the scene or image you are shooting. Some of these presets... Read more »
What to Discuss with Client Before the Photo ShootingA digital photographer, someone who works on assignments, his greatest friend is the agreement that he signs with his client. Nothing, is going to work and no one is going to come to his / her aid if something were to go wrong. It should be the starting point for every photography assignment that you... Read more »
Best Books on Portrait PhotographyIn this discussion we shall take a look at some very useful books on a particular genre of photography. Portrait photography to be precise. Digital photography has benefited immensely over the last decade from the internet revolution. Knowledge is no longer tied to books and classrooms. Beginner photographers and pretty much everybody interested in photography... Read more »
7 Main Mistakes when Retouching Wedding ImagesIf there were one genre of photography that you could do without retouching then that genre would be – wedding. The union of two people for life is the most auspicious of moments and it is but understandable that they would want to look their best. As their wedding photographer it is but your responsibility... Read more »
Choosing Software for Post-Processing Your ImagesWhich application is best for post-processing your images? Several years ago, when I was first starting out in digital photography a friend of mine advised me – “You have to know how to use Photoshop for post-processing your images if you are going to be a photographer.” I was a purist back then, having shot... Read more »